Chia Seed Pudding

Chia Seed Pudding

When I’m eating on the run, I often look for chia seed pudding on the menu. It’s healthy (seemingly a superfood packed with protein, fibre, antioxidants, calcium and omega-3s) and it’s so easy to snack on – fruity, sweet and a lovely even creamy texture. If you...
Koftas

Koftas

Koftas are meatballs, made with onion and the fragrant spices of the Middle East and one of the wide range of foods from that part of the world that have now become more common in our diets – think pita bread, hummus, olives, dates, sumac, mint and yoghurt. So,...
Chipotle Ribs with Roast Corn

Chipotle Ribs with Roast Corn

Got some friends or whanau coming over this summer? Why not make pork ribs? Think about that tender meat falling off the bone, crunchy bits from the grill or barbie, tangy and sticky with sauce? There’s not much to do to make this tasty meal – in fact you could cook...
Beef brisket

Beef brisket

The new owners of our local butchery are the lovely Matt and Chelsie. Chatting the other day, we agreed it can be tricky to cook a less-familiar cut of meat, so they are providing the meat and I am providing the expertise… starting with beef brisket. It’s a meat...
Coming out of my bubble

Coming out of my bubble

As New Zealand thankfully comes out of lockdown, I’m reflecting back on my COVID-19 experience so far.   For me, Level 4 was a badly-needed moment of pause. Whilst the real threat of disease still seemed far off (in fact my little town has never had any cases),...